This is the advice I needed today. It’s funny how when you’re in a certain situation and you don’t know what to do to get out of it, you stumble upon a video giving you the exact advice you needed (this happened to me yesterday) or you continue binge reading blogs and you happen to read the exact post you needed when feeling like you’re wavering into the pessimistic world after going to the market and seeing how prices are 10 times what they were a few months ago.
The situation in Lebanon seems hopeless. It does. But this post gave me some hope. Challenge accepted. I will find the bright side in this situation. It may take a while, but I’ll find it.
The pandemic has affected different people in different ways.. but for most of us, I can say with some confidence , that it has made us homebodies. We have realized there’s a certain joy in working from home dressed in our old, worn out tee and PJs and we ain’t getting out of them any […]
Just read this post from one of my favotite mom bloggers and it resonated with me 💯
I live in a building with 10 floors and I don’t really know my neighbors. I’m an introvert with social anxiety, which makes it hard for me to take the initiative. Plus, I’m very selective who to socialize with. Also, from what I know, my neighbors aren’t very friendly, or they just don’t like us. However, 3 months ago, a new neighbor moved in next door on the same floor, but I’m yet to get to know her. I don’t even know her name.
She has knocked on my door twice panicking because of some emergency in her apartment, but otherwise, nothing. She leaves her house everyday at a certain time and comes back at a certain time. I assume she spends all day at her mom’s, who she told me lives nearby. She suggested I come visit her and I said sure, though I know I won’t make the initiative.
I’m hoping she’ll show up someday soon. I wanted to showup with cake when she 1st moved in but my husband advised against it. Did I mention my husband is an introvert and a homebody? I’m an introvert too and sometimes I feel like I’m turning into a homebody.
She seems sweet and she has 2 young children but I think she isn’t visiting because she is freaking out about covid. She also may be selectively social.
Anyway, I’m just hoping she reaches out soon. It would be nice to socialize, and I think this is the only neighbor of mine who is my age. All the others have kids who are grown and flown.
Motivating read from Izzat that I just read, especially since Ramadan is 9 days away.
I think I overwhelmed myself with preramadan goals and ramadan goals this year.
No energy since 12pm (been up since 5am) and a 20 item to do list (not counting dishes, laundry and tidying up). I finished 13 so far. I tried to nap earlier but my son wouldn’t let me. He’s been shadowing me all day. Won’t let me do my own thing. I altered my to do list to include a few activities with him. We sorted his closet together and ate lunch together and played ludo with him and 2 of his “kids”. It was a long game.
I don’t even feel like doing the rest of the stuff on my to do list. I want to sleep or watch gilmore girls (I started watching season 6 even though I was supposed to wait until after Ramadan. I only watched literally 5 minutes before my son came demanding attention). I feel bad. He has no school today so he is really bored and we can’t go anywhere because today is the last day of Lockdown over here.
Okay I’m done complaining. I’m really lucky to have a cute healthy smart son. He is amazing, really. He isn’t perfect but I’m learning so much from him about being mindful and loving family. But this introvert needs a nap, a binge watch, lots of junk food (I finished mine and I’m thinking of tapping into his) and then boot camp to force myself to exercise and eat healthy food.
Anyway, enjoy the post above. This isn’t today’s motivational Monday post but I hope it motivates you.
I need coffee… 👀
I convinced my son to play independently for 30 minutes while I read blogs in exchange for 30 minutes extra screen time afterwards (I’m that desperate). I ended up reading 3 posts and reposting this one while also writing so I guess I ended up writing a blog post.
Update: during his 60 minutes screen time (I ended up giving him an hour), I did an additional task and watched a bit of Gilmore Girls.
Hello and welcome to my blog! This is a reblog of a fellow blogger Zainab. I recently started following her. Love her posts. Check out Zainab’s blog here. I’m a Lebanese American Muslim but I live in Lebanon so I have never experienced 1st hand racism against myself as a Muslim as I was just a kid when I was in America. I did experience bullying at school in Lebanon because I was half American. Many Lebanese are racist against Americans. However, I know from my mom that she has been made fun of in America because of wearing a Hijab 🧕
However, being a white person, I never was aware of racism as a kid. I went to an Islamic school and my best friend was Indian. I only know about racism against dark skinned people, especially African Americans from what I see on the news and social media. I do believe, as Zainab wrote in her blog post, that BLM was treated as a trend and it shouldn’t die out. We should keep raising awareness towards the issue of racism against Asians, Hispanics, African Americans and Muslims in my opinion. For more information, read Zainab’s post below 👇
Hey everyone it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats, this post is going to be another ‘World Issues’ post. I’ve noticed that lately the BLM Movement has been decreasing in popularity so I want to try and spread awareness again! Let’s jump into it! What Is The BLM Movement?The Black Lives Movement is […]